Event Fundamentals for Non-Project Managers

Event Fundamentals for Non-Project Managers

$1,100.00 inc. GST
2 Days
This workshop provides practical knowledge and hands-on exercises that will provide the skills needed to plan and track an events type of project successfully. Students learn to develop, coordinate and manage a broad range of events, sites and facilities. The objective of this workshop is to bring all the participants to a common level of understanding of the planning, monitoring, executing, and closing (debrief) event projects from small meetings through to large conferences.

This course can be customised to specific event management needs. Some examples of aspects that can be included through customization are: volunteer management, media relations, food and wine pairing appreciation, and sales.
Target Audience:
This workshop is designed for individuals who are not in formal project management roles or full time event management roles yet can benefit from learning practical tools and techniques for event management that they can use as part of their administrative role. Audience can include administrative assistants, executive assistants, novice event managers, functional managers, department managers, business unit professionals, and front line staff. This course is for anyone who needs to develop skills in planning and running events projects.
At Course Completion:
After completing this course, students will:
  • Learn to plan and deliver successful meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions.
  • Gain skills for developing budgets and forecasts
  • Learn critical project planning skills aligned to Industry Standards
  • Discover the benefits of developing a Work Breakdown Structure that can be reused
  • Gain insight into the importance of planning for risk including risk mitigation and contingency planning
  • Learn specific considers involved in format and venue selection
  • Learn key aspects of registration, catering, accommodation, transport, theming, and security
  • Understand how to engage stakeholders throughout the process
  • Examine the considerations when sponsorship is considered

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Unit 1: Key Concepts
Unit 2: Initiation
Unit 3: Planning
Unit 4: Managing and Tracking
Unit 5: Closing
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